Major Plains Storm Brings Winter To West, Summer To East With Tornado Threat In Between

Written by on December 23, 2015 in Autumn 2015, United States of America, Winter 2015/16 with 0 Comments

There’s a tremendous amount of attention on the record warmth of the next two days but as well as this system delivering warmth and heavy rain out ahead and snow and cold behind, it’s also got a very real severe side with tornado threat within the warm sector tonight as dynamics come together.

SPC has upped the risk to moderate.

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Credit: AccuWeather

Credit: AccuWeather

GFS surface

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Texas Blizzard This Weekend?

Then there’s the next system currently pushing onto the West Coast, that drops into the Four Corners and Texas this weekend setting up the threat for a Plains blizzard.

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Credit: AccuWeather

Credit: AccuWeather

Credit: AccuWeather

Credit: AccuWeather

The below cyclonic vorticity chart off the GFS below shows a very impressive and energetic feature rolling through the Southwest and Texas.

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Could see well over a foot with this thing.

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

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See this morning’s video for the discussion. January Outlook will be released tomorrow.

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